Perfect Picnic Destinations

Take a look at our suggestions for fab picnic spots to dine al-fresco around Scotland this summer. Take advantage of our #YSDiscount to visit Historic Environment Scotland, National Trust for Scotland and Historic Houses destinations for just £1 and bring your piece-box for a lunch with a view.

Aberdour Castle


The beautiful gardens of Aberdour Castle are perfect for picnics. Possibly Scotland’s oldest standing castle, it has both historic and picturesque grounds to enjoy a feast outdoors!

Where: Aberdour Castle, Aberdour, Fife, KY3 0SL

Hill of Tarvit Mansion


Hill of Tarvit Mansion

Take your picnic up to this lovely Edwardian mansion in Fife for breath-taking views and grassy knolls to lounge on. You could even get stuck into lawn games and croquet! Inside is fascinating too, with the fabulous Sharp Collection, which includes paintings, tapestries and ceramics.

Where: Hill of Tarvit Mansion, Cupar, Fife, KY15 5PB

Blair Castle


Surrounded by hills and peaceful countryside, the castle has some of Scotland’s finest views. What better way to enjoy a relaxing picnic in the sun (hopefully!). The grounds feature a nine acre walled garden, an extensive wooded grove, a ruined kirk, a red deer park and a gothic folly.

Where: Blair Atholl, Pitlochry, Perthshire, PH18 5TL